Monday, December 5, 2016

Soup Supper Saturday



I think people are amazing!
This last week-end three
college students and I prepared
soup and fixings for the sisters
who live at our Motherhouse.
The students were so much fun to work with
and the sisters appreciated the soup and
games afterward immensely.
It gave me a warm feeling to be able
to show the sisters that college students
can be very responsible and kind-hearted.
Thank you Claire, Meghan and Natalie!!!
Thank you sisters for affirming us and our soups!!!

Take time today to take a good  look at someone you
take for granted and see how amazing
That person is!!!


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Waiting

 We are in a season of Advent
Of waiting….
I remember a song
I used to teach the children
during Advent,
the whole world is
Waiting for LOVE.
Come down Lord Jesus,
Come quickly Lord Jesus,
The whole world is waiting
For LOVE.

And isn’t that what it’s all about?
We are not about waiting for Santa,
We are about waiting for Jesus
To come again, and give us hope.
Come Lord Jesus
During this Advent Season
And give us what we need
Most.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Let Peace



 

Much has happened
the last few days.
O God, Let peace
be in our land.

Whether we agree
with the election
or not,
we pray,
Let peace be
in our land, O God.

Now is the time
to work together,
to take a stand
and let our voices
be heard!!!
O God,
Let peace
be in our land.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Making Connections

I just came back from Kansas City
where I attended the
National Religious Vocations Conference.
It was wonderful, spirit-filled and energizing!!

I was able to connect at the level of the sacred
with folks that are like-minded
and sincere.
I was able to enter into conversations
about my work and get ideas
that I can use in my own ministry.

I wonder how often we allow
ourselves to connect at
the level of the sacred
and really learn from
someone,
to really listen with our heart
and not our mind.
Give it a try, I think it will
change your life,
it did mine!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Eye to Eye


I was in the eye of the storm….
I traveled to Florida for
a family gathering last
week and Hurricane Matthew
hit the Florida coast where
I was staying.

Luckily for us, we had
relatives inland so we
were able to go there
and we were safe.
But, the fierceness
leaves me without words.

Many people turned to God
in the midst of the storm.
I for one, cried out to God
let my family be safe!!
Once again, I have to
ask myself,
do I just turn to God in the crisis
or do I turn to God in
the everyday-ness?
What about you?
I hope you don’t have to
Live through a hurricane
to turn to God!

Friday, September 30, 2016

Change is in the air


October is here,
change is here,
we move from heat and
humidity to cooler
days and nights.
For us, change is
inevitable.
It is the Pascal
Mystery all over again.
We live, we die and
we are born again.
We could say this happens
daily, monthly and
especially with the seasons.
Are we open to the changes
in our lives?
Sometimes change is
difficult, it takes
us where we don’t want
to go…..
Go there with God.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Disappointment

What do we do with disappointment?
Do we give it to God?
I recently held an event and
no one showed up for it !
I was very disappointed!
I could have sworn off
offering anything more
for young adults, but,
I didn’t.
I looked at the situation
I gave it to God
and I resolved to
work in collaboration
with young adults. 
I will do it differently this time.
I am learning as I go along,
and I hope that all of you
when you have something
that disappoints you
You can give it to God
and learn to do it differently